Matt Challinor

Matt Challinor
Position Second RowD.O.B. 14/02/1984Height 6 ft 5Weight 118 KGSponsored By Alison LeslieHonours England U18

Club Captain and lock forward Matt Challinor has been one of the Knights leading performers ever since arriving at Castle Park from fierce rivals Rotherham Titans in 2010.

Chall was the stand out player in the Knights promotion winning campaign 2013/14, starting every single game, winning of the Players' Player of the Season and being selected in The Rugby Paper's Team of the Year. 

The talismanic lock has continued to be a cornerstone of the Knights pack and has seen a number of second-row partners come and go whilst standing firm in jersey number four.

Challinor started twenty-two fixtures in 2016/17 and all featured in all but two Championship games last season. The 34-year-old has now reached a legendary landmark of over a double century of appearances in a Donny shirt.

League Table

1 London Irish 69
2 Ealing Trailfinders 60
3 Bedford Blues 49
4 Jersey Reds 47
5 Cornish Pirates 47
6 Nottingham 38
7 Coventry 34
8 Doncaster Knights 32
9 London Scottish 32
10 Yorkshire Carnegie 25
11 Richmond 17
12 Hartpury College 17